Monday, December 31, 2007

Breathing life into Brunei's Jerudong Park

By Huraizah Ahmad

An estimated 10,000 people comprising families and friends made their way to the Jerudong Park Playground over the weekend.

Reminiscent of its opening almost 10 years ago, the scene was that of lines of cars and scores of people heading to the theme park, proving that the park is here to stay and will continue to provide wholesome entertainment to its visitors.

The festive mood filled the air as people - young and old - waited in queue to hop onto the dozens of rides available.

The weekend programme at JPCC featured popular local bands who performed both Malay and English hits to the delight of the audience.

The Draw-A-Hero contest demonstrated the artistic skills of the many participating kids. All these were part of the Cartoon & Local Music festival.

At the Musical Fountain, the Dazzling Lights Festival continues to rope in scores of people keen on getting a close up of replicas of the wonders of the world.

At the Amphitheatre, RTB held its 'Anugerah Pelangi' to a full house, whose enthusiasm over the colourful performances delivered by the artistes was very much felt.

Donning colourful costumes, the performers rendered different production numbers that blended traditional and modern concepts, very much like a local version of the American Music Awards.

Now in its second year, the Anugerah Pelangi has become a huge success in the music industry ever since it began last year.

KFC also held its KFC Night with the Giggles yesterday evening. Fun and games were lined up for the whole family, in the company of the KFC mascots and JPCC Giggles team.

Meanwhile, New Year's Eve at the JPCC Playground will feature the Dazzling Double Year End Countdown at the Musical Fountain Garden.

Additionally, the Children's New Year Party Countdown and the Big Bang at the Garden will feature two mini fireworks displays, new music grooves at the Musical Fountain, special performances by Zul F and several local bands, a costume competition for kids as well as fun games and other surprises for the entire family to participate in.

Activities will commence at 7 pm. Kids keen on participating in the costume competition will be required to register.

The mini fireworks will start at 9 pm and at midnight, right after each major activity for the kids and families.

Tickets are priced at $7 per adult and $5 per child. Free goodie bags will also be handed out to the first 200 children.

For further information contact 2611894.

Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin

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